Arizona Basketball: Ranking Wildcats' Most Likely March Madness Heroes

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Arizona Basketball: Ranking Wildcats' Most Likely March Madness Heroes
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Arizona Basketball needs a hero in March if they are to have a serious run. When I say hero, I do not mean a guy who has a one great game or who hits a game-winning shot. A March Madness hero is one who carries the team on his back to victories.

Guys like Danny Manning in 1988, Christian Laettner in 1991 and Richard Hamilton in 1999 come to mind.  More recently, Kemba Walker willed UConn to the title in 2011. Carmelo did it in 2003. And back in 1997, Miles Simon drove the Wildcats to the championship with a series of incredible performances.

Many teams don't need singular performances. The Florida championship teams in 2006 and 2007 were bursting at the seams with talent; an epic run from one guy was not needed. The North Carolina championships in 2005 and 2009 were the same way.

But Arizona isn't that type of a team. It doesn't score or defend particularly well. The Wildcats need a guy to take charge, to step up when the offense stagnates and to score tough buckets. This lists ranks the players most likely to take the reins in March and play the hero come tournament time.

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